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Emergency Parliament Session to Tackle Critical Government Issues Today

A petition submitted on May 3, 2024 by Majority Leader Alexander Afenyo-Markin led to the recall, aiming to address pending government business.

Parliament is set to reconvene today May 17, 2024 for an emergency session.

Earlier, The Accra Times had reported about a trigger to the Speaker of Parliament of Ghana by the Majority Leader for an emergency reconvening by the House.

A petition submitted on May 3, 2024 by Majority Leader Alexander Afenyo-Markin led to the recall, aiming to address pending government business.

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Key government matters, such as approving the President’s newly designated Ministers as recommended in the Thirty-Fourth Report of the Appointments Committee and a motion on a $150 million loan facility, are priority agenda items for the Majority Caucus.

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According to the Standing Orders, specifically Article 112(3) and Order 53, a petition signed by at least 15 percent of the House’s members, as submitted by the Majority Leader, can trigger a parliamentary recall.

The house has been on Easter Break since March 20, 2024 and is expected to resume later this month.

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